Meet Ms. Oneida Justice FNU’s 2013 Poetry Contest Winner!

FNU 2013 Poetry Contest Winner Oneida Justice
Mr. Patrick Byrnes presents Ms. Oneida Justice with her award.

Florida National University (FNU) is proud to announce the winner of the 2013 Poetry Contest, Ms. Oneida M. Justice. Her poem “Not My Daddy” was chosen from among 30 entries because of the emotionally-charged manner in which she writes about the very delicate subject of child abuse. The poem is dedicated to her daughters and sister.

Before you read Ms. Justice’s stirring poem, please take a few moments to learn about the poet.

Born in Honduras, Ms. Justice came to the United States when she was just 9 months old. She grew up in the City of Opa-locka, Florida, and she graduated from Miami Central Senior High Class of ’89.

Currently, Ms. Justice is enrolled in FNU’s Nursing program where she is working on her RN degree. Eventually, she wants to obtain an MSN and pursue a career in the field of diabetes research as a Business Development Manager. Oneida Justice lists her hobbies as traveling, writing, cooking and watching movies.

 

“NOT MY DADDY”

I WISH YOU WOULDN’T TOUCH ME
EVEN IF IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD
I’M TRYING TO SLEEP
YOUR FINGERS ARE SO COARSE
AND THEY FEEL LIKE DIRT
NOT AGAIN, YOU PROMISED
I’M TOO SCARED TO YELL

I WISH YOU WOULDN’T RUB ME
EVEN IF IT GIVES ME CHILLS
I DON’T NEED YOUR
HELP TO WALK OR JUMP OR SIT
I SHOULD CLOSE MY LEGS
LEAVE ME ALONE
OR I WILL TELL

I WISH YOU WOULDN’T KISS ME
EVEN IF TURNS ME ON
I RATHER GO OUT AND PLAY
MUST I CLOSE MY EYES AND
ACT LIKE YOUR WIFE
YOUR MOUSTACHE BURNS AND HURTS
I’M GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL

I WISH YOU WOULD LEAVE AND DIE
EVEN IF I LOVE YOU
HOW DO I STOP YOUR HANDS
THE ONES I DETEST
WHEN YOU’RE MY HERO DADDY
I WISH I WAS DEAD
SO I WOULDN’T HAVE TO TELL

BY ONEIDA JUSTICE

NOT MY DADDY by Oneida Justice © 2013

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